January 19, 2009 - For Immediate Release

ELKHART, Indiana -- In a move to address the needs of both its contractor and end user communities in all vertical markets, Crown audio today introduced its 660A commercial sound amplifier with a re-engineered high bandwidth filter that provides comprehensive system reliability in the most demanding fixed installation environments.  The 660A represents a renewed commitment to providing the highest quality amplifiers for commercial and industrial audio. 

“The 660A is among the most complete amplifier packages designed specifically for commercial application,” said Phil Mcphee, marketing director for Crown Audio. “For this reason we added a new high bandwidth filter to make it among the most reliable in this product category.”

The 660A has six inputs and six 60W power amplifier channels for multi-zone systems.  It can drive different types of speakers in different areas of a facility.  The amplifier is ideal for applications in schools, hospitals, factories, restaurant/retail, house of worship, fitness facilities, and 5.1 surround systems. These low-cost units provide all necessary features in a simple building-block format. The sound system can be upgraded as a facility expands, allowing for the addition of more mixers for more inputs, or add more power amps to handle more zones. 

The amplifier features balanced Phoenix-type line inputs and touch-proofed screw-terminal speaker outputs.  Its advanced protection system includes output current limiting, DC protection, circuit breaker/fuse, and thermal protection.  The 660A is backed by Crown’s three-year full warranty. 

Crown is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com). 
Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”

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For additional information, contact: 
Philip Weiss 
Griffin Integrated Communications 
(212) 481-3456 Ext. 23 
pweiss@griffinpr.com

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